DeSoto County, Mississippi Population 2024

197,085

DeSoto County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 197,085 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. DeSoto County, Mississippi is the 3rd largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 161,797 and has seen a growth of 21.81% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029210,4902,6811.29%
2028207,8092,6811.31%
2027205,1282,6811.32%
2026202,4472,6811.34%
2025199,7662,6811.36%
2024197,0852,6811.38%
2023194,4042,6811.4%
2022191,7232,6811.42%
2021189,0422,9351.58%
2020186,1077220.39%
2019185,3852,9791.63%
2018182,4063,1411.75%
2017179,2653,3151.88%
2016175,9502,4801.43%
2015173,4702,5471.49%
2014170,9232,4211.44%
2013168,5021,9811.19%
2012166,5212,3881.45%
2011164,1332,3361.44%
2010161,797
199067,91013,98025.92%
198053,93018,04550.29%
197035,88511,99450.2%
196023,891-708-2.88%
195024,599-2,064-7.74%
194026,6631,2254.82%
193025,4381,0794.43%
192024,3591,2295.31%
191023,130-1,621-6.55%
190024,7515682.35%
189024,1831,2595.49%
188022,924-9,097-28.41%
187032,0218,68537.22%
186023,3364,29422.55%
185019,04212,040171.95%
18407,002-203,488-96.67%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.38% (2,681)
County Website
DeSoto County
County Seat
2010 Population
161,797
Area
476 mi²
Density
414 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
21.81% (35,288)
Founded
February 9, 1836

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White114,18061.32%
Black or African American57,58430.92%
Two or more races7,1673.85%
Other race4,5662.45%
Asian2,3841.28%
Native American3220.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.01%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

DeSoto County, Mississippi Median Age

37.1

Total

35.6

Male

38.3

Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Adults

There are 139,320 adults, (24,475 of whom are seniors) in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

DeSoto County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female96,02051.56%
Male90,19448.44%

DeSoto County, Mississippi Population by Age

DeSoto County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All68,3532.7176.423.6
Married36,0963.2885.714.3
Non Family17,9261.2269.330.7
Female9,9253.1861.538.5
Male4,4063.0963.836.2
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

DeSoto County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.33%.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,980

Average Earnings

$55,894

Average Male

$43,822

Average Female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

94.7% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.87% of the population.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Language

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White110,3818,0787.32%
Black56,8308,01714.11%
Hispanic9,6591,36514.13%
Other4,54490719.96%
Multiple7,1547129.95%
Asian2,378923.87%
Native3225015.53%
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9.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.23%

Male Poverty Rate

11.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Other, with 19.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in DeSoto County, Mississippi is Asian, with 3.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.41%.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.24%
High School10.41%
Some College6.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.84%
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DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.39%
Male Unemployed14.73%
Female Employed5.17%
Male Employed4.03%
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DeSoto County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

DeSoto County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

DeSoto County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,358

Number of Veterans

9,207

Male Veterans

1,151

Female Veterans

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DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

DeSoto County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

34.91%

Born in DeSoto County, Mississippi

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.01% of DeSoto County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 34.91% having been born in Mississippi. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

DeSoto County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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